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Monday, August 7, 2006
Germs Reviewed
6:30 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

The Slacker's Guide recently reviewed Germs, an addictive puzzle game from Factor Software. In Germs players must clear the gameboard by matching like-colored gems. The Slacker's Guide recommended the game to anyone looking for a fun alternative to more complex game offerings.

From the review:

As the levels progress, the challenge increases. Obstacles such as thumb tacks and erasers find their way onto the tile board, constricting space to work with while germs drop onto the Petri dish that much faster. Power-ups such as weapons that clone germs to a certain color or eliminate a given color help things along while variable germs increase the explosion created by matching like-colored germs to remove them.

Perhaps one of the cruelest surprises of the game but the thing that makes your play style advance where needed is the requirement for larger match patterns (a 2x2 configuration becomes 3x3, which demands additional planning and better forecasting). It's this kind of change that makes Germs simultaneously surprising and fun. The sole complaint to be made focuses on the selection code to choose the pieces and make a move. Oddly defined, this takes a combination of a deft mouse hand, patience and luck. Factor Software has made a terrific game otherwise and if they could pin this bug down, the player base would be that much happier.

To read the rest of the review head over to the Mac Observer site listed below.

The Slacker's Guide: Germs Review
Factor Software

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